• Best way to record and store home videos?

    What s the best way, in today s technology, to record and store home videos for the future? When I was a kid my parents used VHS recorders, but I now want to record my newborn daughter, although cell phones are good, I ve had them crash before..
    What s the best way, in today s technology, to record and store home videos for the future? When I was a kid my parents used VHS recorders, but I now want to record my newborn daughter, although cell phones are good, I ve had them crash before..
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do i record videos at concerts without my singing voice being heard as well?

    I’m sick of hearing my own voice when i watch the video took at concerts or gigs.
    I’m sick of hearing my own voice when i watch the video took at concerts or gigs.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I convert usb3 to usb2?

    I have a video camera that I am running hdmi out of and I also have a device called camlink. This can link device only works on usb3 and my computer only has usb2. I’m wondering how to convert usb3 to usb2
    I have a video camera that I am running hdmi out of and I also have a device called camlink. This can link device only works on usb3 and my computer only has usb2. I’m wondering how to convert usb3 to usb2
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do people try to steal when they know that there are surveillance cameras in use?

    Best answer: Any or all of these reasons may apply to a particular shoplifter:


    They can't stop themselves.

    They don't care.

    They want to challenge store staff.

    They get a thrill from it.
    Best answer: Any or all of these reasons may apply to a particular shoplifter:


    They can't stop themselves.

    They don't care.

    They want to challenge store staff.

    They get a thrill from it.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What were VHS cameras used for?

    11 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it possible to be born rich and famous?

    Best answer: Prince Charles.
    Princess William and Harry.

    etc.

    Royals are both rich and famous from birth.
    Best answer: Prince Charles.
    Princess William and Harry.

    etc.

    Royals are both rich and famous from birth.
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • What cameras did people in the late 20th century (1980's and 1990's) used in order to make home videos?

    From 1980-1999, I know most people used a camcorder (I think) to record stuff.
    From 1980-1999, I know most people used a camcorder (I think) to record stuff.
    9 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is their really tiny cameras that you can place anywhere and view whats going on live or it can record and then you watch it over?

    I want one that is discrete any suggestions leave links or name some and no phone suggestions thats stupid.
    I want one that is discrete any suggestions leave links or name some and no phone suggestions thats stupid.
    8 answers · 3 months ago
  • Best camcorder?

    *PLEASE READ* Hi I'm looking for a camcorder for short films. I'm used to DSLRs but I want a camcorder that's good in: - low light - looks professional - nice color i was looking at a canon xa10 but those are a lot older can anyone help me out?? i really need one that is good in low light
    *PLEASE READ* Hi I'm looking for a camcorder for short films. I'm used to DSLRs but I want a camcorder that's good in: - low light - looks professional - nice color i was looking at a canon xa10 but those are a lot older can anyone help me out?? i really need one that is good in low light
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • What is the best film making camera out there for an affordable price?

    Best answer: We don't know if you already have: Microphones (there is no single best mic - it depends on the scene). At a minimum, a shotgun (condenser) mic and a couple of wireless lavalieres. Just this could use your entire $850 budget. I use Audio Technica, Sennheiser and Sony (professional) mics and lavs. Audio... show more
    Best answer: We don't know if you already have:
    Microphones (there is no single best mic - it depends on the scene). At a minimum, a shotgun (condenser) mic and a couple of wireless lavalieres. Just this could use your entire $850 budget. I use Audio Technica, Sennheiser and Sony (professional) mics and lavs.

    Audio recording system: I use a Zoom H5.

    Lighting: I use a couple of on-camera LED lighting systems... and if needed, have a couple of light trees and six PAR56 cans with dimmer system and gel sets.

    Steadying devices: I use Davis & Sanford ProVista tripods, a Steadicam Solo with vest and articulated/counter balanced arm and a Kessler 8 foot camera crane mounted to a K-Pod tripod and Hercules head... and thinking about some sort of slider system.

    Editing is done with Final Cut Pro running on a 27" iMac and 24" Acer monitor connected to the iMac. Video project files are stored on an external 4-bay JBOD hard drive array - each bay has a 4TB hard drive...

    Throw in some cables, high capacity batteries, memory cards, external Delvcam camera-mount 7 inch video monitors, Pelican cases, 12 foot square green screen background, teleprompter, boom pole, and a few other items...

    Assuming you have at least some of the above, great... or if you have a different budget for the above, awesome. For $850, you are in the mid range of consumer camcorders. There is no dSLR that will do what you want. See what Canon or Sony has at your budget. You are nowhere close to "professional grade" - that said, a pro will learn to use the equipment available and understand not to use it outside its limitations.

    Someone with experience and skill can turn out great stuff with inexpensive gear. Someone with no experience can have the most expensive gear available and turn out garbage.

    The video capture/storage is only one part of an entire system of stuff that all needs to work together... Forgot to mention... I really like my Sony PXW-Z150... and yes, video is my hobby.

    If your stated budget is for "everything", you are getting only a camcorder and somehow think that is all you need, then the only thing I can do is wish you "good luck - you're going to need it."
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • Is it legal or illegal to install a surveillance camera on my home front door?

    Or at least have the camera facing low enough that it is not over the fence of my neighbor's front door so I can avoid legal trouble
    Or at least have the camera facing low enough that it is not over the fence of my neighbor's front door so I can avoid legal trouble
    12 answers · 4 months ago
  • Is there any way this could be a home video?

    Is there any way this could be a home video?

    Best answer: It is a home video.

    Find a functional VHS machine and find out what's on the tape.
    Best answer: It is a home video.

    Find a functional VHS machine and find out what's on the tape.
    5 answers · 5 months ago
  • What is a good (slightly budget) video camera. It must have 1080p (and possibly 4K)...?

    I need this camera for recording a short documentary style video which I will display online and on some large screens. I am only going to use it on this one occasion, however it must provide me with good quality video. I wouldn't like to spend more than £200, but if it could be less than £100, that is good.... show more
    I need this camera for recording a short documentary style video which I will display online and on some large screens. I am only going to use it on this one occasion, however it must provide me with good quality video. I wouldn't like to spend more than £200, but if it could be less than £100, that is good. Cheers.
    4 answers · 5 months ago
  • I want to buy a dash cam. And some say they can hold up to 32gb. I want to take a trip and it s 4 hours there & back. Is that enough memory?

    Best answer: Depends on the format and how the raw data is stored. Video (simple version) used to be counted at about 4 mBytes per minute for a good playback, but one could get reasonable stuff at less than 1mByte per minute. And it also depends on how you get the 32 gBytes -- you could use 8gByte SD acrds or USB drives, and... show more
    Best answer: Depends on the format and how the raw data is stored.

    Video (simple version) used to be counted at about 4 mBytes per minute for a good playback, but one could get reasonable stuff at less than 1mByte per minute.

    And it also depends on how you get the 32 gBytes -- you could use 8gByte SD acrds or USB drives, and replace them every so often, which would give you practically unlimited storage....
    2 answers · 5 months ago
  • Why are video cameras so expensive?

    I mean, seriously, I've been to a lot of electronic stores, and all their video cameras are off the charts expensive. It seemed like video cameras used to be more affordable. And seeing that high quality cameras are practically an addition to all smart phones nowadays, I figured the price would go down a... show more
    I mean, seriously, I've been to a lot of electronic stores, and all their video cameras are off the charts expensive. It seemed like video cameras used to be more affordable. And seeing that high quality cameras are practically an addition to all smart phones nowadays, I figured the price would go down a bit...but no. I went to Best Buy a while back, and the cheapest video camera was around $600. Ridiculous!
    10 answers · 6 months ago
  • What's the best documentary camera for my budget/needs?

    I'm looking to shoot interviews and b-roll (indoor and outdoors) for personal documentary projects. I have a budget of around $4,000 for a camera body. I will likely be on my own shooting, so it would be nice to have built in XLR inputs so I don't have to deal with audio separately. At this point I have... show more
    I'm looking to shoot interviews and b-roll (indoor and outdoors) for personal documentary projects. I have a budget of around $4,000 for a camera body. I will likely be on my own shooting, so it would be nice to have built in XLR inputs so I don't have to deal with audio separately. At this point I have no need (or space) to export projects in 4K, but I've heard it's still important to shoot in 4K so you have the file options. Bottom line - what's important to me is a camera that produces a high enough quality image that could be submitted to film festivals in the future. What camera(s) do your recommend and why?
    6 answers · 6 months ago